San Francisco Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Twenty-five years of medical experience allows SSan Francisco Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Joseph Cleaver, M.D. and Gina Knudsen, PA-C of Paradigm Wellness Medical Group to provide patients with successful treatment plans that benefit their health conditions and boost their overall quality of life. Treating hundreds of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Joseph Cleaver, M.D. and Gina Knudsen, PA-C aspire to continue to reverse or reduce the effects of aging in their patients. Taking a functional medicine approach, the physicians look at their patients’ entire health as a whole when developing treatment plans, and their mission is to provide personalized, proactive, and preventive medicine that optimizes the quality of life. Taking a patient-centered approach to healing, Joseph Cleaver, M.D. and Gina Knudsen‘s philosophy is to provide individualized care and guide patients towards treatment options that are best suited to their personal goals and lifestyles. Joseph Cleaver, M.D. and Gina Knudsen, PA-C have helped vast amounts of men and women to recover from the effects of aging with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Paradigm Wellness Bioidentical Hormone Plans
Hormones are chemical substances in our bodies that are released to have an effect on tissues somewhere else in the body. They act as biochemical messengers turning on and off cell functions. Hormones control responses to illness by controlling the immune system, and they also regulate responses to stress, sexual health, growth, and metabolism. When hormones are balanced and at optimal levels in our bodies, we are more likely to enjoy good health and balance in life.
Most hormones convey their information by traveling throughout the body by way of the bloodstream. The biological messages carried by hormones are specific and not intended for every cell in the body. At the same time, some hormones act on multiple cell types.
Three types of hormonal systems, which include endocrine, autocrine, and paracrine, are present in our bodies, and when they act in harmony and balance, they can effectively prevent accelerated aging. When this balance is lost, the subsequent hormonal chaos can possibly lead to accelerated aging.
Optimal hormonal balance and levels occur for most people during the 20s and 30s, with a subtle decline beginning between the ages of 35 to 40. During this same span of time, fewer diseases arise than during almost any other time of life. Cancers, diabetes, heart disease, bone fractures, and infections are usually predominant in the later years of our lives. This lends to the feelings of invincibility most of us experience in our 20s and 30s.
In our late 30s, hormone levels begin a steady decline. Your biological age and healthy feeling of balance in life are intimately tied to the health of your hormone balance. Any decline or imbalance in your hormone system has negative consequences on your longevity and can have major impact on your physical, mental, and sexual performance and quality of life.
Hormone decline determines the biological markers that change as you age. Therefore, a significant step toward controlling aging lies in the ability to replenish and balance hormones. Fortunately, we offer Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to balance hormones.
When clinically indicated, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can potentially improve your physical and mental status to that of a much younger person, provided you also make healthful nutrition choices, exercise appropriately, effectively manage stress, and nurture your emotional and spiritual health.
Some of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may include:
- Stronger bones
- Increased libido
- Improved sexual performance
- Thicker hair
- More skin elasticity
- Increased muscle tone
- Balanced moods
- More energy
The Paradigm Wellness Approach
At the Paradigm Wellness Medical Group located in the Financial District of San Francisco, our healthy aging medical team has over 25 years of experience treating hormone imbalances. We will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses your symptoms and needs.
Our personalized approach begins with an in-depth review of your history and symptoms, followed by an earnest discussion about the causes of your symptoms. Next, we will do lab tests to assess your current hormone levels. Once we have the results, we will develop our treatment recommendations and review them with you to ensure you have a clear understanding of your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan. Bioidentical Hormones are offered in multiple different delivery forms, such as patches, oral tablets, injections, creams, gels, suppositories, and pellets.
Our medical health coaching provides ongoing dialogue, education, and close personalized medical supervision of your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program to ensure outstanding quality of care. Patients are provided with follow-up office visits, conferences call, and labs that are performed every four months to monitor their progress.
To learn more about receiving a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program and reducing the negative side effects of aging, contact San Francisco Bioidentical Hormone Doctors, Joseph Cleaver, M.D. and Gina Knudsen, PA-C of Paradigm Wellness Medical Group to schedule a consultation!